Teacher Guide: Biodiversity and Vector-borne Disease Curriculum Module
This unit was developed by the Yale Peabody Museum between 2005 and 2010 through a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health. It explores two important vector-borne diseases in Connecticut - Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus - as well as the arthropod vectors that spread them, ticks and mosquitoes respectively. The unit also follows the Event-Based Science (EBS) Instructional Model in which students become the scientists, their work is a solution to a real problem, and the teacher acts as coach, guide, and advisor. The entire unit is designed to be taught in 4 weeks.
For Peabody Fellows teachers in Connecticut who have been through the summer institutes or other training sessions, a kit of specimens, equipment and materials is available to borrow from the Museum.
For more information, contact Beth Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 432-5715.